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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Thanks, Hanlie. Then it is most likely a grey tit as the distribution of the two doesn't overlap. Also the ashy tit is more overall grey, whilst the grey tit has pinkish-buff underparts and a brownish back.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Arks, yes distribution wise it must be the Southern Grey Tit but colour wise it looks like the Ashy Grey.

Unfortunately my pictures are small on the forum. I use Photo vault and could not upload larger files.

Can you suggest another server to upload larger files?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I use Tinypic, which does allow you to upload larger images. I resize mine first to the forum's required size using IrfanView, then uload to Tinypic and use their code to post here. HTH

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Tnx for the info Arks.

I am not aware of the required forum sizes, can you please advise me?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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@hanlieLr

Look at the distribution, your bird is possibly Grey Tit. Ashy Tit occurs further north and prefers drier Acacia woodland


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Arks

I followed your method to obtain larger pics on the forum.

Please have a look at the colour of the bird and give me your opinion again

Tnx very much for your assistance thus far.


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Grey Tit :thumbs_up:


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De Mond Nature reserve, September 2014.

White-fronted plover?

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Great Egret? A bit confused because the legs don't appear to be completely black?

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Yellow-billed Egret.

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We were in Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe side last week. Went for a walk next to the river early morning and came accross approx. 10 lilian's lovebirds. With them were a lovebird we could not identify, it was blue with a grey head and pink beak...does anyone have any idea which lovebird it is or if it is still lillians but maybe young???


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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And here is the rest of the lovebirds, they were all in the same tree but couldn't take a picture until the flew to this palm tree. Am I correct in identifying the rest as Lilians' lovebirds?
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